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Turkey Set to Free 38,000 Prisoners

Turkey plans to free 38,000 prisoners who have less than two years left on their sentence. The announcement is part of a decree made Wednesday, to make room in jails for the thousands of people it’s arrested in recent weeks for allegedly participating in a failed coup attempt. Turkish justice minister Bekir Bozdag announced the decree in a series of tweets Wednesday morning. He cautioned that the releases are not pardons but rather conditional releases. “This measure is not an amnesty....

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